Next week you can head to the theaters and and see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But today you have the chance to win two gorgeous books that chronicle the creation of the Hobbit movies, and an exclusive HarperCollins Hobbit tote bag to carry them in! If you’re a Bilbo fan, this is your day.
Enter to win The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design and its companion, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters. Both of these books are sumptuous celebrations of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies. These lavish hardcover books are bursting with insider information, behind-the-scenes stories, and stunning visual imagery.
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Don’t forget: The third book in this lavish series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design, will publish next week! It features more than 1,000 spectacular visuals including concept artwork, photographs, film stills, and behind-the-scenes extras from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, out on Dec. 13. You can pre-order your copy now!
Today is the last day of It Books’ Hobbit Giveaway–enter now before you lose you chance to win one of 10 amazing prize packs! These awesome goodies include “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and the first two books in It Books’ Hobbit Chronicles series: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters! Enter here: http://bit.ly/YCl7Ey
About “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield, through treacherous lands swarming with fantastical creatures.
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On 28 March 2013, these beauties will join the gorgeous Hobbit clothbound edition on our shelves. Click through to see each of the jackets in more detail…
Apart from The Hobbit, which is out now, the other seven will be hitting shops in the UK on 28th March.
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In honor of the release of the first installment of Peter Jackson’s epic Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we’re highlighting some Hobbit-related titles from HarperCollins… perfect for the Tolkien fan in your life! Or even more perfect to keep for yourself (because, really, who is not a Tolkien fan?).
“In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. (“In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.”)
Celebrate the occasion with Hobbitus Ille! Translated worldwide into more than 60 modern languages, now Tolkien’s masterpiece is finally published in Latin, and will be of interest to all those who are studying the language, whether at school or at a higher level. In the great tradition of publishing famous children’s books in Latin, professional classicist and lifelong Tolkien fan Mark Walker provides a deft translation, as well as notes and a glossary. The complete text, together with Latinized maps and illustrations make this perfect for schoolchildren and students learning Latin, but also fans who want to dip in and find favorite passages.
Re-live the film… and discover how it was created!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.
Like everyone else, we’re beyond excited about the just-released trailer for THE HOBBIT. If you haven’t watched too many times already, here it is.
Haven’t read THE HOBBIT yet? Want to revisit now that you’re in love with Middle Earth again? Our enhanced e-book of THE HOBBIT includes not only Tolkien’s original drawings for THE HOBBIT (high-resolution in both black and white and in color), plus recently-discovered audio recordings of J. R. R. Tolkien himself reading excerpts, including the dwarves’ party song, the account of their capture by the three trolls, and Bilbo’s fateful encounter with Gollum.
Here are all of our Tolkien e-books and audios!
In addition to our range of e-book editions of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, we’re thrilled to announce the release of an Enhanced eBook edition of The Hobbit!
Exclusive to this Enhanced version of the eBook are new high-resolution color images of all of Tolkien’s illustrations for the book, many of which are also included in their earlier black-and-white versions, which can be revealed by a simple swipe of the screen. A Foreword by Christopher Tolkien examines the writing of the book, complete with illustrations including manuscript pages and unused drawings. Finally, the Enhanced eBook includes some recently discovered audio recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien reading excerpts from The Hobbit, including the dwarves’ party song, the account of their capture by the three trolls, and Bilbo Baggins’s terrifying encounter with the hideous Gollum.
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From our own David Brawn, Publisher of Estates at HarperCollins: “It is customary for publishers to release new editions of books to commemorate milestone anniversaries, and as we entered The Hobbit’s 75th year, we felt we should acknowledge its success not only in print but also in the eBook world. Many thousands of readers have embraced The Hobbit in the two years since it was first released as an eBook, and with the growing availability of color-enabled devices, we felt it was time to offer an alternative edition, complete with Tolkien’s color pictures from our popular Deluxe edition. Together with J.R.R. Tolkien’s now famous half-hour recording of Bilbo’s encounter with Gollum, the recent discovery of three further unreleased extracts – one long and two short – meant we have been able to enhance the eBook even further. At a time when there is so much speculation about how others are visualizing The Hobbit, it is rather special to be able to read the novel with Tolkien’s own pictures and with parts of it read in his own voice, for a truly authentic experience.”
The Hobbit was an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and 75 years later Tolkien’s epic tale of hobbits, elves, dwarves, goblins, myth, magic and adventure has lost none of its appeal.